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Treat Your Marriage Like a Business

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet Columnist | Sep 22
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we'd have no retirement accounts.

Financial Planning and Marriage Equality

SAVING | By John Lake, LGBT Segment Manager at Wells Fargo | Sep 18
It's been over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples in all 50 states. This was a joyful milestone, but also a reminder that marriage carries financial consequences.

Ask Brianna: Should I Combine Finances With My Partner?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Sep 17
Deciding to merge your money isn't just moving cash around. It also means choosing to trust your partner completely with your finances. You need to know that there won't be any impulse motorcycle purchases or secret wine club memberships.

Are Store Rewards Programs Worthwhile?

FINANCE | By Courtney Jespersen | Sep 2
From department stores to drugstores, retailers are asking consumers to enroll in rewards programs, also called loyalty programs, for access to better deals. But signing up may not be worth the hassle.

Ask Brianna: Should I Ask for More Money At My First Job?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Aug 31
Let my experience be a lesson to you: Whether you're a man or a woman, a new grad or a career changer, you should negotiate when your employer offers you less money than you know you should be paid.

Big Costs for Little Ones

FINANCE | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Aug 30
Child care is a major expense for many American families and can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to help:

Costly Financial Fees You May Not Know You're Paying

SAVING | By Dayana Yochim | Aug 25
Thanks to a new fee-disclosure rule from the Department of Labor, financial pros who offer retirement advice will have to disclose all costs associated with their services and products beginning in April.

Making Extra Mortgage Payments Can Pay Off, But Should You?

By Alex Viega | Aug 20
It's a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest. Is it the soundest strategy?

Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?

FINANCE | By Brianna McGurran | Aug 20
With a budget you'll be more likely to set money aside for future needs, like retirement and emergencies.

Beating the Financial Heat

FINANCE | By The Debt Free Guys | Aug 13
Just when you thought you could clench your spending long enough to count to ten slowly, there's another season for laying out your cash, spread wide open before you.

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